Special Issue "Intermodal Transportation and Sustainable Mobility"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: transport and logistics; distribution management; sustainable logistics
Transportation contributes to economic efficiency and social progress, but is also responsible for negative environmental impacts. Therefore, it is under pressure to reduce its environmental footprint and fossil fuel energy consumption. To face the challenge of sustainability and demand increase, intermodal transport has attracted wide interest in the scientific and political community. Intermodal transport pertains to both passenger and freight systems. It combines several modes which allows the integration of several transportation networks. It may enhance overall performance through consolidation and by using more environmentally friendly modes. As air, water, and land transport modes are at different stages of their development (driverless vehicles, interconnection between vehicles, drones, hyperloop, etc.), the challenges of intermodal transportation and sustainable mobility change continuously as the opportunities to improve them.
The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
- Sustainability of transport systems and policies;
- Integration of new technology or vehicle;
- Network design and planning;
- Service network design;
- Vehicle routing, scheduling, and dispatching;
- Innovative multimodal mobility services (public transport, vehicle sharing, etc.);
- Multimodal real time traveler information;
- Innovative transport systems for urban areas and urban freight transport;
- Integrated planning of people and freight transportation systems.
Prof. Dr. Sabine Limbourg
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Intermodal Transport
- Sustainable Mobility
- Sustainable Logistics
- Urban Freight Transport
- Urban Mobility